Recipe: Lactose Free Graham Cracker Crust Spiced Kief Pumpkin Pie

Recipe: Lactose Free Graham Cracker Crust Spiced Kief Pumpkin Pie

The aromatic of spice and pumpkin in a warm home always brings one delight and nostalgia. This sweet dessert is traditionally eaten during the fall and winter during holiday celebrations. In 1675, the first recipe for pumpkin pie was published in England. But pumpkin pie did not become a Thanksgiving and Christmas staple until the […]

Don’t Be a Turkey President Obama, Pardon Prisoners Not Birds

Don’t Be a Turkey President Obama, Pardon Prisoners Not Birds

Every Thanksgiving since Abraham Lincoln began the tradition back in 1865, the US President pardons a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys. Instead of ending up on the receiving end of an ax, the birds get to live out the remainder of their lives in comfort down on the farm. I have nothing against the White House […]

Happy Thanksgiving From Ladybud!

Happy Thanksgiving From Ladybud!

Thanksgiving is a complicated, problematic holiday to say the least. Still, regardless of its roots, Thanksgiving has for several generations been a day of rest and familial celebrations, viewed as a day to be thankful for all we have. This year, an unprecedented number of Americans are being forced to work on the holiday, in […]

How to Make Your Cannabusiness Attractive to Lady Professionals

How to Make Your Cannabusiness Attractive to Lady Professionals

Women are having a moment in the cannabis industry. With networking groups like Women Grow and MJBA Women’s Alliance paving the way for female leaders, and popular publications counting down the most prominent women in marijuana, it’s clear that the era of a male-dominated industry will soon be going the way of prohibition. While much […]

High Schoolers Walk Out in Protest of Rape Victims Being Bullied

High Schoolers Walk Out in Protest of Rape Victims Being Bullied

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault, bullying, victim blaming and child pornography.   Monday, November 24th, 2014, 639 students (about 30% of the student body) at Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma did what most high schoolers dream of: they walked out of class en masse at 9:20 in the morning. They were protesting […]

Don’t Let Fracking Destroy Colorado’s Last Wild Places

Don’t Let Fracking Destroy Colorado’s Last Wild Places

Please help us save Colorado’s last wild places from a scourge of fracking. The Obama Administration is finalizing plans that will determine the fate of more than 1.5 million acres of public land in Colorado, including 300,000 acres of stunning sandstone canyons, untouched forests, wild rivers and irreplaceable wildlife habitat. The administration is poised to […]

Poem: Ferguson

Poem: Ferguson

Not from within, nor from above I look around the world and see no love Fire fueling hate, questions go unanswered Find the light within, quiet dancer For previous poems published by Ladybud, click here. Photo Credit: Timo Newton-Syms from Helsinki, Finland and Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, UK under (CC-BY-SA-2.0) via Wikimedia Commons

Philadelphia Decriminalization Already Paying Dividends in First Month

Philadelphia Decriminalization Already Paying Dividends in First Month

On October 20, 2014, the City of Philadelphia enacted an ordinance that authorized City of Philadelphia police to charge a summary citation (similar to a traffic ticket) instead of a misdemeanor narcotics offense. In 2012 activists with Philly NORML, a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, investigated the police […]

Tell the DOJ: Ban Racial Profiling by Police

Tell the DOJ: Ban Racial Profiling by Police

Michael Brown’s death is a tragic loss to his family, community, and this nation. But because of this tragedy, and the protests that followed, national leaders are finally paying attention to racial profiling and discriminatory policing. We must not allow the killing of Michael Brown and other unarmed individuals by the police to be in […]

The Underground Part 2: A Review of Non-Scholarly Literature about Women in Weed

The Underground Part 2: A Review of Non-Scholarly Literature about Women in Weed

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of Brandie Wilson’s series, The Underground. It is a sociological analysis of the role of women in the underground cannabis economy of Humboldt County and Northern California. The first installment in the series can be read here. The majority of publicized information, discussion, and research regarding marijuana is […]